One of the main reasons Eddie and I started Wanderspice is to share recipes that we make for our kids to expose them to spices and herbs and all their wonderful combinations. And we sometimes go with very simple, easy recipes that don't overwhelm them but are tasty, filling and
Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing I've had all sorts of stuffings over the years - classic and traditional stuffings, my mom's attempt at American stuffing using plantains, even Stove Top stuffing. And Eddie makes a mean homemade stuffing that we've enjoyed these last few years. But I asked him to come up
Classic Bouillabaisse Let me just prepare you for the tragic news that this is not a Bouillabaisse. No Bouillabaisse prepared outside of the South of France can be. Our recipe is spot on, and the flavors are reminiscent to the Bouillabaisse I had several times in Marseille. But, still, it's not a real Bouillabaisse.
Lobster Bisque The history of Lobster Bisque is quite surprising. Not too long ago, lobster was considered a mark of poverty or as food for indentured servants in Maine, Massachusetts, and the Canadian Maritimes. Servants even specified in employment agreements that they would not eat lobster more than twice per
Acquacotta - Traditional Tuscan Soup This traditional Tuscan peasant soup, Acquacotta, was eaten by farmers to sustain them during the long farming hours until dinner time. Literally translated is called “Cooked Water". Day old bread or even stale bread was a common accompaniment. Anything to soak up the simmered flavors.
Chestnut Beer Braised Short Ribs "Manzo breve costole brasato alla Castagna birra" as the Italians call it is a very time-consuming and labor intensive dish, but one you will never forget. Chestnut Beer Braised Short Ribs is one of those recipes that you can make on the most special occasions, for
Tuscan Tomato Egg Skillet Hearty and filling especially for a weekend morning, This Tuscan Tomato Egg Skillet is a standard fare in the Florence and Pisa regions of Italy. Eddie's Take: This very easy to make Tuscan breakfast is a staple in Tuscany. Rustic and hearty it was eaten by
Wild Mushroom Tuscan Risotto This version of Wild Mushroom Tuscan Risotto can be very rich because of the amount of butter and cream used. Perfect for the fall season when wild mushrooms are readily available. Any type of mushrooms will work. One important step is toasting the risotto in olive